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All STAR students are expected to be in full school uniform beginning with the first day of school. The uniform policy is as follows:


Middle School students:
(1) Light blue polo shirts with STAR logo
 (2) Navy blue pants (or skirts) - no jeans
 (3) Black/brown  shoes/sneakers (no colorful sneakers)
(4) White/Black/Baby Blue/Dark Blue Sweater (No logos and writings)
***No Hoodies

High School students:
(1) White polo shirts with STAR logo
(2) Black pants (or skirts) - no jeans
(3) Black/brown shoes/sneakers (no colorful sneakers)
(4) White/Black/Baby Blue/Dark Blue Sweater (No logos and writings)
***No Hoodies





From the Principal


 

Message From The Principal

 

 Dear Parents:

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!

We are looking forward to a year filled with wonderful opportunities for our entire school community to come together in support of our students. We must continue to help each of them building successfully for the future through fostering individual determination and striving for educational excellence at STAR Early College School.

Each year we learn more as a school community about what we have to do to support all of our students in creating an educational pathway that will prepare them to be ready for college. Our mission is to educate and prepare all of our students to be successful and productive citizens in the 21st century global society. In todays world, all of our students will need a postsecondary education in order to work in a career that will earn a living wage.

Our educational challenge is to be able to foster your child's ability to think critically, problem solve, work in teams, use technology, be self-directed and to demonstrate good citizenship and community service.

We are committed to a "college-going culture" which will support each students dreams and future goals. We hope that you will help support our goal to make STAR Early College the best educational experience for your child.

Dr. Eric L. Blake

Principal


STUDENT WEBSITE LOGIN PROCEDURES
 
1. Student usernames consist of their complete first name and last name with a period (dot) between the names without any spaces or uppercase letters. (example: dorine.cooper)
 
2. The first time a student logs in their password will consist of their first 8 digits (numbers) of their osis/id number.
 
For example, a student with the name Dorine Cooper with an osis/id number of 241356897 would login in the following manner;
                             Username = dorine.cooper
                             Password = 24135689
 
3. Once the student logs on they will be instructed to create a new password. They should then use their entire 9 digits of their osis/id  number. For example, the above named student would change her password from 24135689 to 241356897
 
IF A STUDENT FORGETS THEIR PASSWORD, I WILL RESET IT TO THE FULL 9 DIGITS OF THEIR ID NUMBER. IT WILL ALWAYS BE THE FULL 9 NUMBERS. DO NOT CHANGE IT!
 
Thank you,
Mr. D. Camastro, Site Manager


 
 
 
Brooklyn College & Science, Technology and Research (STAR) Early College School 

The STAR Early College High School opened in 2003 in partnership with Brooklyn College and the New York City Department of Education. The school offers students a rigorous and challenging, college-enriched curriculum, with a science, technology, and research themes.
STAR is one of seventy five early college high schools in the National Early College Initiative, funded in part through the Woodrow Wilson Early College and Gates Education Foundations. STAR extended to a middle school in 2007, changing its name to STAR Early College School, and accepted its first sixth-grade class in fall 2007. It became a full-service early-college school, 6-12, in 2009.  STAR graduated its first high school class in 2007 with 98 percent of its students having met or exceeded the assessment and state standards for graduation. 
In support of students’ transition from high school to college, the Brooklyn College-STAR partnership, with the support of the Gateway Institute for Pre-College Education, developed a multi-year transitional plan. This transitional plan gradually introduces students to college-going experiences and the demands of college coursework. It starts with introductory credit bearing classes in the ninth and tenth grades, and culminates in the eleventh and twelfth grades. As a result of this effort, STAR students are gaining real-world experiences through special seminar series, field investigation, research opportunities and internships, while earning a significant number of college credits. 
STAR teachers are actively engaged with Brooklyn College faculty to develop, review and align curricula aimed at developing students’ skills and assisting them to make the connection between high school and college work.  This partnership activity also connects and supports the efforts of the high school teachers and college faculty in their respective disciplines.  


Parent Instructions



Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

All STAR teachers have an EngradePro account (EngradePro.com) that they use to post your student's grades. In the beginning of the school year, all incoming students and parents will receive a packet that has information on how to register into this program. Parents/Guardians and students will have different accounts to see the same grades for the student. If there are any problems or questions,  please contact the school for Ms.Miller, Mr.Camastro, or Ms.Gregory.

There is a school wide universal grading policy that you should be made aware of as well. Tests/Quizzes/Projects account for 60% of the grade. Classwork accounts for 25% of the grade. Homework accounts for 10% of the grade and the final 5% is for participation and other miscellaneous factors that might effect the grade.

Any parent or guardian can keep track of their child's assignments in their classes on this homepage without having to login by following the directions below:

1. Once you are on the homepage, click on the words STUDENTS' CLASS INFORMATION in the top left hand corner of this page. That will bring you to a drop-down menu that will have two choices: FACULTY & STAFF and CLASS PAGES.

2. Drag down to CLASS PAGES and let go. That will bring you to the list of class pages that teachers have put up on the website.

3. Find your child's class and click on the link. That will bring you to any information that their teacher in that subject has placed on the website.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not see anything listed for your child's class, that would indicate that their teacher for that particular subject has not placed anything on the website. You may then try to contact the teacher to attempt to get the information for which you are looking. 


Parent Communication

Resources for Parents

SchoolSourceNYC: Answers for New York City Families is an exciting multimedia project launched in spring 2009 by RMC Corporation
in collaboration with THIRTEEN.
  • This website provides the latest information on topics important to families such as how to register for kindergarten, what to look for when choosing a high school, and why families need to stay involved and connected to schools. The website also suggests ways for families to connect in a meaningful context with schools around the key area of student achievement. Print and multimedia materials showcased on the website may be downloaded and used in training workshops as well as for distribution by community partners. The SchoolSource NYC products will include information sheets, narrated PowerPoints, video clips, podcasts, and training guides.
Topics for the school year include:
  • Transitions to Kindergarten, Middle School and High School;
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Regents Examinations
  • Strong Foundations
  • High School Admissions Process

2)
https://engradepro.com/
Engradepro is a website that allows parents/guardians and students to access their grades online. It is not a report card. It is a grade book that allows you to see the student's progress throughout the school year. All parents/guardians and students need to register to enter this website. 




Parents,

The following are links that allow you to access information about today's parent conference (September 17, 2014).

parent conference

room directory

Study Island is up and running for all middle school students. Please visit the website: www.studyisland.com  Assignments will be given by teachers for their students.


Parents/ Guardians,
 
You may register for Email Class Alerts by using the Parent Registration link at the top of our homepage. This will increase your link with our school.

You are also encouraged to register for your student's grade information at https://engradepro.com/ . This
 is a grade book that allows you to see the student's progress throughout the school year.